Thursday, July 06, 2006

Emmy Nominations

There are some pretty egregious omissions - 'Battlestar Galactica's' campaign did not pan out, Hugh Laurie got snubbed for Peter Krause and Martin Sheen, the entire cast of 'Lost' gets snubbed (and the show itself isn't nominated!) All of the 'Desperate Housewives' get ignored this year too -- but whether this is an oversight or not is up for debate. Alfre Woodard, on the other hand, does get a nom for her stint on the show. 'How I Met Your Mother','Everybody Hates Chris' and 'The New Adventures of Old Christine' get overlooked for noms in the comedy category. So much for 'new blood'.

The good things: Gregory Itzin gets a nod for '24' (he's the guy who played the President -- well deserved, in my opinion). Jean Smart got a nomination for her role in '24' also, but I rather expected hers. Chandra Wilson, one of the best parts of 'Grey's Anatomy' gets recognized, and Kyra Sedgwick gets to go head to head with Geena Davis for the Emmy which should be interesting. I pick her as the upset of the night.

No James Gandolfini or Edie Falco. No Omar Epps (which is a crime really) for his supporting role on 'House'.

Now let's talk writing. David Shore won last year for 'House', but he is completely ignored this year. Lost does manage one writing nomination for 'The 23rd Psalm', the episode which details Mr. Eko's backstory (written by showrunners Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof). The ridiculous two part 'Grey's Anatomy' (written by creator Shonda Rhimes) aired after the Super Bowl gets a nomination along with 'Six Feet Under's' last episode, written by Alan Ball and an episode of the 'The Sopranos' written by Terence Winter. Krista Vernoff rounds out the nominations with the Grey's Anatomy episode 'Into You Like a Train.'

Comedy -- 'Entourage' episode 'Exodus' written by Doug Ellin is joined by the last episode of 'Arrested Development' (written by Chuck Tatham and Jim Vallely), the great 'Christmas Party' episode of 'The Office' (written by Michael Schur), the pilot of 'My Name is Earl' (written by Greg Garcia) and the 'Extras' episode featuring Kate Winslet (who is a riot sending up herself) which was written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Again, no 'Desperate Housewives', no 'How I Met Your Mother' -- but we do get 'Two and a Half Men' off the writing nominations (for better or worse, I don't know).

Full nomination list is available at or the shortened list (without the writing or directing noms) is available at the link below.

More discussion later as I digest the list...feel free to post your comments of who got robbed, who is rightfully recognized.

Link: BREITBART.COM - List of Primetime Emmy Nominations


naugehyde said...

the tom cruise/scientology/GET OUT OF THE CLOSET south park episode was nominated!

surely a sign of the end times.

The Colossus said...

No Hugh Laurie. That's a crime.

Patrick J. Rodio said...

I like Laurie, but he (and the show) are pretty one-note - there's a crazy sickness that NOT ONE of his people can solve, only he can. Same plot every episode. But he's great in the role, don't get me wrong. I agree that Epps should have been nominated.

I would have given Lost some noms, Locke & Eko are stand-outs.

How I Met.... is a funny show that did get screwed.

Nice to see Piven & Arnett get noms. as for "Guest Actor" I would have nominated the dude that played HENRY on lost instead of the guy that played Desmond.

Comedy Series - Arrested, the Office & Scrubs, 3 of the best, so I can't complain too much. But where's Entourage?

Best Drama's are pretty typical & boring. West Wing again? Yawn. Sopranos? Why - Did they even see any recent episodes?

Keith said...

" for "Guest Actor" I would have nominated the dude that played HENRY on lost..."

Michael Emerson did enough episodes that he was no longer eligible in the Guest category; he ran in the Supporting category, a much more crowded field.

Patrick J. Rodio said...

Keith - Oh, I see. Well, either way, he kicked ass!

Anonymous said...

Well, I cannot remember the entire list but a few things stand out.

The Sopranos have seen their share of awards; for a reason, IT'S GOOD! So, anything with the Sopranos is a gimme.

Denis Leary? In a dramatic role? Well...he deserves it because from what I know, the guy shows a dynamic range of characterizations while maintianing the character that has built his career. So, he deserves the prize.